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Issue No. 2

July 2010


July 2010 What is Kumoja Schools News Paper About? Kumoja Newspaper is intended for High schools in the KwaZulu Natal Kumoja is supplied free to these schools. The aim of the Newspaper is to educate, inform, entertain and be a medium of communication between the schools, the pupils, educators and the Education Ministry. Kumoja Newspaper will be produced with direct input from the pupils, educators, professionals, independent writers and journalists.

Founders Bonita Sithebe: A Business Owner and Film Producer/Editor she has a Diploma in Digital and Desktop Publishing, Bonita has produced educational dramas, documentaries and movies that were screened on SABC Television and film festivals in South Africa and abroad. She has also worked as a Design and Layout Artist for a Graphic Design company.

Editor Zinhle Ndaba Creative Director Bonie Sithebe Business Development Menzi Nene

Zinhle Ndaba: A Business Owner and Freelance motivational speaker in High school events, Qualified Environmental Health Practitioner from Mangosuthu University of Technology, then studied Customer Service management through UNISA. Currently studying Marketing Management. She has 6 years working experience in Pharmaceutical sales and Marketing.

Design & Layout Phumla Sokhela Mncedisi Hlophe Writers Clinton Goge Sibani Ngobese Vuyo Msweli Andile Dube Zama Mngadi Rhonda Coles Advertising & Sponsership Munya Duvera

Dept of Education, Love Life, Sphamandla Maduna, Munya Duvera, Xolani Mavundla Thuli Zungu

Pietermaritzburg Office 390 Jabu Ndlovu Street Pietermaritzburg Durban Office 5th Floor Smart Exchange 5 Walnut Road Durban, 4001 Postal Address 5765 Durban 4000 Tel: 031 3071988 ext.237 Fax: 086 626 8453

Shout Outs:

How the News Paper can be used? · Helping teenagers to succeed academically through learner assistance articles. · Helping teenagers cope with life socially and academically · To recognize the achievements of learners and their schools. This would be, for instance, publishing photographs and articles about the learners, teachers and schools that have excelled in their academic and or sports. It would show the learners that everyone is interested in their success. · Encouraging awareness against HIV & AIDS. · The newspaper can provide a permanent written record that can form part of archives and be used for research and follow up articles. · To reinforce messages which have already been communicated form the Department and the schools. · Kumoja can be used as a tool that promotes sharing of opinions and decisions and providing an avenue for feedback. · To encourage the culture of pride in schools. Learners are encouraged to create a positive image for their school. · To encourage the culture of reading and writing · To prepare matriculants for leaving school · For building self esteem in teenagers · Encouraging development of personal identity · Encouraging teens to do their best in everything.

Advertising & Sponsership

I would like to send a shout out to my friend Cya and my peer educator friends. Also my girlfriend Angel…I love you very much ! From Thabiso Bhengu (GR 10) Qhilika Secondary.

TO: Nqoh Ndaba from Phayiphini High School in Pietermaritzburg. I just want to say that I love you with all my heart and I wish for us to last forever. Until death do us part. From your Baby Zee. Hey guys! This is Mbali Dlamini from Pine Hill private school. would like to send a shout out to Magugu, Sne, Ngidi, Miss Thusi and Nondumiso Msomi. Guys! We have to work hard now!

To Sphamandla at Velabahleke High School. Hello my only one!Ijust want to let you know that you mean the world to me and I want us to stay together forever. Lastly- Ayobaness! To GRADE 9C. From Bongy

I would like to say hello to Bazoh, Zipho, Zinhle, Futhy, Bongz, Mbali, Fudoh, Sjoh and Ayah. From your gal: Mlondy Watsup!!! Da sky oh yes I know … lol I am Thando 4rm woodlands I'd like 2 say hala 2 my crazy friends 4rm woodlands I love you girls MWAAAHHHH!!!!!

To Fana Nabster GRADE 10C of Ngcede High, and Nkululeko Sbu and Sne. You are so very special guys to me. Have a long life guys and I love you all. Love Zotha.


This is Ntando Gumbi from Inanda Seminary. I would like to say hello to the following people Nqobile Chili in WSS, my sister also Mpume Gumbi. From JZ Zuma High School…also Kumoja keep flying High.

Your Shout Outs to: Tel: 031 811 5092 Cell: 082 693 5530

P.O.Box 5765 Durban, 400 Fax: 086 626 8453 email: editor

SMS to 082 704 7429 Kumoja a division of ASTRISMART

Hi I'm Nqobile Tshabalala,

I would like to say hala to my boy friend Ndumiso. I love you Mwaaaah

Hi, my name is J.T (Fana) from Phayiphini High School. I would like to send a shout out to AMAROCKERS. Hello, This is Mbalieh Dlamini (ex Vukuzakhe High) student. I miss you guys: Nolwethu, Khaye,Ntombentsha, Ayanda Zulu and not forgetting Scelo Cele. I hope you guys are keeping up the good work.

2. Talking Pictures: Out and About with Kumoja.

11. Proudly KZN: The beauty of our province.

16. Horoscopes: Your Monthly Stars

4. Love life : Sugar Daddy - Is he worth it?

12. Career & Young in Business: Personal Interviews.

17. Music Lyrics: Check out this moths celeb!

5. Good bye OBE - Update from Department of Education:

13. Talking Business: Munya Duvera gives us a low down.

18. Class room: Do your homework!

7. True Life Story: Pregnant at 16, she told us her story.

14. Health: We Talking HIV & AIDS

10. Friendship Quiz: Are you a good friend? Test your self.

15. Fashion: Winter Goodies

19. Brain Teazers: Test your Brain! 20. Sport Update: What happened during the Fifa world cup?


July 2010

Talking Pictures Out and About

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VELABAHLEKE HIGH and SAPREF ON THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE 06 May: Velabahleke is one of the few schools who have managed to keep maintaining their impressive record of producing more passes every year. Such good results are produces by a combination of dedicated educators, determined pupils, and a supportive community and in rare occasions: private companies. Such is the case at VB. The schools now boasts a brand new R400 000 worth Science Laboratory donated generously by SAPREF. The launch was a prestigious event attended by SAPREF management, the Department of Education Minister as well as Ward committee members and many teachers from schools around the district. SAPREF also launched the Zwelihle Saturday School which aims to give support with English, Mathematics and Physics. This Saturday school and the Laboratory will serve the following surrounding schools: Ekwazini High, Vukuzakhe High, Qhilika Secondary, Dloko Secondary, Igagasi High and Menzi High School. Mr Bart Voet, Director at SAPREF commended the school on their impressive pass record (never below 90% Matric pass rate) and said that this donation of a laboratory serves to confirm that they as SAPREF are supportive of the development of talent while at school and that without education, there is no hope. The proud Principal Mr Mtshali could not find the words to express his gratitude. He really appreciated the input from the Premier Mr Zweli Mkhize, Minister Senzo Msomi and SAPREF for their support. He further added that though VB currently has a 90% pass rate, this is not good enough and the offer of the Lab will ensure a higher pass rate.


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21 May: Kumoja had the privilege of being invited to the Matrics Motivational Morning Session at KwaSanti Secondary. 2 of the school's past Matriculants (Mr Sandile Mavundla and Mr Njabulo Shezi) have taken an initiative to give back to the school that served as a foundation for shaping their future. Both these ex- scholars have made a promise to host regular motivation sessions at the school and are in the process of finalising a bursary scheme for the school's top Matric students. The founder's of this scheme are Mr Robert Zwane, Sakhile Maphumulo, Sandile Mavundla and Njabulo Shezi. What better way to give back than motivating others to excellence. The bells of wisdom will forever ring in the ears of the 2010 KwaSanti Matrics. It was an eye opening and mind shaping day. Included in the guest list were Mr Menzi Nene (Zethembe Recruitment) and Mr Zwe ( Easifile) who both left the students inspired by their relaying of their personal history. The question and answer session saw two students winning themselves great books on leadership, written by Premier Dr. Zweli Mkhize and Zanele Mbokazi.


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“I need my sugar daddy because he gives me everything my heart desires… If this is you, better be careful that your sugar daddy doesn't give you more than you bargained for”. By: Janet Molekwa Picture: Oscar G

fter all… a x e s y l s, it's on s e r t s e all th What's No honey, it's not just sex. Do you think he actually takes you serious enough to have a mature sexual relationship with you? You never really have the power to say no to anything which means he can just have his way with you. Are you able to negotiate condom usage during sex? Sugar daddies also have a higher chance of carrying HIV than guys your own age as they are older and have probably had more sexual partners. Remember that condoms are the only form of protection that you have against STIs and HIV/Aids. If you haven't woken up yet and you still want to mess around with sugar daddies, then make sure you use a condom because you don't want to get more than you bargained for!

If you would like to chat to a counselors about sugar daddys, you can call Love life’s line on 0800 121 900(calls are free from landline).

The Love Life service is available through all three main service providers: Vodacom, MTN, cell C to the number 083 323 1023 MTN *121 083 -323-1023 Vodacom *140* 083 -323-1023 Cell C *111* 083 -323-1023 This has been edited from an article which was originally published in the May 2008 – issue 57 edition of loveLife's UNCUT Magazine.


July 2010

GOOD BYE OBE !!! We can now confirm that OBE Era is gone. It is therefore important to briefly outline the changes that will be affecting our curriculum delivery in our schools. The new system “Action Plan 2014”: Towards the realization of schooling 2025 will be piloted from 2011.

The changes for implementation are as follows: The Department of Education KZN

· From 2011,Learning areas and programs will be called SUBJECTS across the curriculum from grade one. · Subjects in grade 4 -6 will be reduced from 8 to 6 · Technology will be combined with Science · Arts and Culture will be combined with Life Orientation · Economic and Management Sciences will be taught from grade 7 only · Grade 3,6 and 9 will write externally set assessments in Mathematics/numeracy, Literacy(Home Language and First Additional Language) · Weighting of continuous assessment and final examinations will be as follows: Grade Grade Grade Grade

10-12 - 25% class : 75% end year Exam 7 -9 - 40% class : 60 % end year Exam 4- 6 - 75% class : 25% end year Exam R – 3 - 100% class

v Learners will be taught in their home language for the first three years but English will be taught from grade one not from Grade two , as is currently the case in some schools . Writes: Mr Mlungisi Ntombela - Umlazi District Director


of Studies

· Diploma study is vocation-based, and develops careeroriented skills and practical knowledge. · Initial study at a University of Technology or some courses at Comprehensive Universities can lead to a Diploma. · Diploma programmes train high level person power – people who are ready to start work on completion of their studies. · Students are taught through a combination of theoretical study and practical experience, in many cases in an appropriate work situation. · Students learn how to apply their knowledge in real –life situations.

DEGREE STUDY · Degree study develops the ability to work with ideas, to think in terms of systems, to experiment and to communicate. · Study at a University normally leads to a degree. · Teaching staff are actively involved in research, some are world expects in their field. · Instruction is theoretical and classroom and or laboratory based. · Most Degree programmes last three or more years. Institutions may grant credit towards Degrees for relevant courses passed at other institutions.

VOCATIONAL STUDY · Vocational study helps students to develop marketable skills in their chosen vocational fields. · It concentrates on developing trained, skilled and qualified employees by placing a strong emphasis on hands-on training. · The National Certificate (Vocational) or NC(V) is offered at Public or Private Further Education and Training (FET) colleges. · Students who complete an NC(V) are considered for admission to Diploma study at Universities of Technology or can continue with advanced study at an FET College Source: CAO handbook. Used with permission from CAO.


July 2010


·Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words. ·Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school. ·The strongest muscle in your body is your tongue

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop. Even your heart.

The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.

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Quotations by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela · Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Hummingbirds are The cockroach Elephants are Nelson Mandela the only animals is the fastest the only · I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself. that can also animal on 6 legs animals that Nelson Mandela fly backwards. covering a meter Insects do not can't jump (thankfully!) · I learned that courage was not the absence of make noises a second Z( oom!) fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not with their voices. he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers The noise of bees, that fear. Fingernails grow mosquitoes etc Nelson Mandela nearly 4 times is caused · If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, faster than toenails by rapidly The names of there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of moving their wings. the continents these roads could be named Goodness and all end with Forgiveness. the same letter Nelson Mandela they start with. · If you talk to a man in a language he understands, No two zebras that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his have stripes that language, that goes to his heart. are exactly Nelson Mandela the same · There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

Rainbow Colours

A rainbow is formed by the reflection and refraction of sunlight in raindrops. When a ray of light enters a raindrop, it bends and gets separated into different colours. Now there are how many colours in a rainbow? The answer is 7 amazing ones: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Each of these colours has its own meaning. Let us have a look at the colours of the rainbow in order, from red to violet.

Red Red is the colour with the longest wavelength and is the nearest visible light. The colour red stands for enthusiasm, passion, anger, energy and security. The colour red induces extreme emotions in people. It even stands for the flush of love that exceeds time (red roses symbolize undying love) and is also a symbol of courage, sacrifice, life (blood of life is red) and death. Red stands for cupid on one end and the devil on the other.

Orange This colour is a warm and vibrant colour, formed by the combination of red and yellow. The cheerfulness of yellow blends into the aggressiveness of red and calms it. Orange stands for endurance, perseverance and strength! It also stimulates one's appetite and emotions

Yellow Mostly associated with the Sun, yellow is that bright colour associated with clarity of thought and awareness. It symbolizes cheerfulness, energy, orderliness and memory improvement. This colour enhances and activates the different body systems.

Blue Blue is a cool colour of divinity & stands for peace, tranquillity, stability and harmony. It also stands for loyalty and trust. Blue is associated with the colour of distance, for example, colour of the oceans, skies and heavens. Its energy enables people to look beyond the current situations, into a larger picture of the unknown. Moreover, blue also represents the feeling of feeling overwhelmed. Green Green results from the merging of yellow and blue. This colour is located exactly at the midpoint of the colour balance. Green stands for growth, expansion, health, abundance, balance, fertility, sympathy and harmony. Green is a symbol of spring and renewal of life. Green is also the colour of envy.

Indigo Indigo is a colour that highlights the energy of blue in a rather intense and deep manner. While blue is a soothing colour, indigo is a sedating colour. It symbolizes the bridge between the finite and the infinite; it opens the subconscious mind and is associated with intuition, psychic abilities, wisdom, spiritual attainment, sudden awareness

Indigo Indigo is a colour that highlights the energy of blue in a rather intense and deep manner. While blue is a soothing colour, indigo is a sedating colour. It symbolizes the bridge between the finite and the infinite; it opens the subconscious mind and is associated with intuition, psychic abilities, wisdom, spiritual attainment, sudden awareness and self-mastery.


July 2010

A MOMMY AT can happen to you! proved how much I loved him. Suddenly I started getting sick. I did suspect pregnancy, but I just didn't think it could happen to me so I forgot the whole idea. Then about 4 weeks later, my stomach was getting a little bit bigger than it was before. I rethought the pregnancy idea. I went to hospital for a pregnancy test. It was there, sitting at the hospital bench that I heard the most shocking news of my life. My world as I knew it changed, forever. I could not believe it and I was totally scared! I called my boyfriend and told him the news. For the first time, my loving boyfriend was disgusted with me. I got so confused. What happened to the guy that said he loves me no matter what? He never talked to me again after that and I was crushed! I didn't know what to do.

shame I have brought to my family. It was very hard getting comments and looks from everyone in my school even teachers. My ex boyfriend, the father, still has not talked to me. Even his family wants absolutely nothing to do with me. I still can't believe how he can deny being the father when he was my first and only boyfriend. Now that our relationship is over, I can see how foolish I had been for believing him when he said not to use condoms. He told me that condoms hurt, but they certainly don't hurt as much as how he has abandoned me and his baby. I have lost my family's trust. I have lost so many friends because some girls are ashamed to hang out with me. I still deal with whisperings and rumours about me in the streets. I still have to be strong while I enter the toilet at school to find swear words and untrue stories about me written on the walls.

At the end of the day, I'm still a 16 year old girl. I'm still a student that has a

Abortion, adoption, keep bright future ahead of me. I have paid and it? I had to tell my parents, so I told still paying for the mistakes I have made. It's my mom first and she was very angry. My parents kicked me out of the house. I My name is Nosipho*. I am 16 years old, and this cried all the time. I was homeless and is my story: pregnant. My friend's mother offered me to stay with them while I tried to beg my I was 14 years old and already had parents for forgiveness. My friends asked me a boyfriend. We were together for a while about abortion, I said no. I then considered and then started having sex. He was the adoption but I knew I wasn't going to be able sweetest and most loving guy I had ever to let go of my baby once I had it. So I pulled known. I would move the world for him and I through and kept my baby. My mom finally knew he would do the same. I trusted Sfiso* welcomed me back home, but I know I can more than anything. Sex was great and I felt never make up for the disappointment and that the more I agreed on doing it, the more I

hard to be a mother at my age. I have to think of the baby before I dream of buying jeans or even lunch food. I have to juggle assignments and washing dirty nappies. The biggest lesson I have learnt from this experience is this: wait! Wait till you are older before experimenting sexually. Boys don't get pregnant, their life doesn't stop but a girl's can. So, wait. *names have been changed.

Bloom where you are planted


Funny School Excuse Notes These excuse notes are teacher's revenge, having a laugh at pupil's excuses. We have to assume that these school excuse notes were written by the parents. parents. but mmm.....

? Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had (diahre) (dyrea)

(direathe) the runs. ? My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him. ? Please excuse Linda for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot. ? Dear School: Please exscuse Pat being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33. ? Please excuse Gloria from today. She is administrating. ? Leon has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face. ? Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral. ? Please excuse Tsepo for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well. ? Please excuse little Jimmy for not being in school yesterday. His father is gone and I could not get him ready because I was in bed with the doctor. Kumoja’s fevourate:Thandi was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.

... By Sphamandla Maduna from Ixopo Kuyini ukuhluma ungumuntu ophilayo osemncane? Ngesilungu bake bakuchaze ngokuthi ukuhluma is “to grow” or “to rise above”. It is very important for every human being ikakhulukazi osemncane to shine, to grow and to rise above. With the talents that you have, it is very possible to carve your way to success while in your childhood. Al that is needed is your will and determination. No matter the troubles that may come your way, if you are determined to keep trying till you succeed. Then succeed, you will. Success begins with understanding yourself. Who you are and where your life is headed. Consider where you are now with all that you have and don't have. Then close your eyes and picture yourself 10 years later. What do you wish to be different? Next, realise that no one will bring that difference into your life except yourself. It's all up to what you do now, the decisions you make now will shape your future. Within every one of us lies a seed of success, a dream. What you do with that seed is up to you. We have two choices: To nurture our dreams or to ignore/waste them. The worst habit young people have is making wrong decisions. Then they turn around and blame their parents or the government. Your past has nothing to do with your future and the government does not owe you anything. There are places that serve as a foundation for our life, typically our homes and schools. This is where we get equipped and motivated to approach life with a pro-success attitude. Since your seed is still being planted, these are the places of your greatest inspiration. Make time to appreciate your parents and your teachers because they are the ones who are making sure that you, the seed get's everything that it needs to survive. Therefore, respect and appreciate the hand that feeds you and the hand that teaches you, always!


July 2010

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Maths Game

Maths Game for 2 Players Player 1 Choose two numbers from the smaller grid and multiply them together in your head. can you find the answer on the larger grid? Point it out to Player 2 Player 2 Check, using the calculator, that Player 1 has calculated correctly. It they have then they colour that square with their colour. If they haven’t calculated correctly then colour the correct square with the correct answer in it with your colour. Then swap roles! And continue until one person gets four colours in a line. That person is a winner!

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July 2010

MATHS ONLINE SA “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Mr. Colin Govender The KZN MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT CENTRE also known as MATHS ONLINE SA is led by a young, dynamic entrepreneur. A great man of humility, enthusiasm, perseverance and simple humbleness. In daring to dream, he chose a responsibility to take the youth of today to greater expectations. His vision is to create an equal learning opportunity for all eager to reach for their dreams. Being one of the best sales & marketing achievers in South Africa (Marketing Manager with RCI group-Access International; top sales achiever as an individual as

well as Top branch in the country for the Academy of Mathematics and Science), he has never differed to begin his career at the bottom of his previous workplace. He firmly believes that his starting his career from the bottom allows him the benefit to relate on many levels with all his current staff. Many say the “RISK TAKERS” or “HIGH ROLLERS” in life become the most successful. In addition, it's always the brave heart that survives. How often have we heard “from rags to riches”? Mr Govender's life is a true reality life soapie of how a brave heart survived the fittest. Hard work has yet to kill a man; on the contrary it builds muscle. If not for the body, then for the brain. Didn't someone say “motivation doesn't last”? Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily. When in business, many will bring you down (sometimes it's the people closest to you), it's up to you to pick yourself up and remind

yourself that “Success is connected with action”. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. His ultimate vision and aim is to create an environment for the youth of today by building a centre where kids are free to explore success of physical fitness, mental stimulation, and psychological awareness and create a haven of escape from the pressure of the streets. Colin himself was a victim of peer pressure and getting into situations which found him on the other side of the law. He overcame these challenges through firm family support as well as turning his life to the Lord. In making his dream a reality, Colin is bound by the “GIANT” mentality where he believes in thinking “BIG.” Achieving BIG, hence “GO BIG OR GO HOME”. A born leader bred for success. In choosing to use his own life experiences as the GREATNESS

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motivator, he strongly believes in “The measure of a man's success is not calculated on how much money he makes but, how many people surround him”. May you be warned and inspired by an individual who came from a humble home & average lifestyle. May his life encourage you to never settle for anything less than what you deserve – and that is: the best>

Personal message from: Colin Govender:

“Ensure to live each day as if its your last”.

Poem of the month Author: Jabulani Mkhize- Qhilika High School Title: Feel it, it is here You can lock up a man, but not his mind Bakwenzile konke okusemandleni abo Kodwa bahlulekile ukuvala umqondo womuntu omnyama Bahluleke ngisho sebevalele iqhawe lethu u Nelson Mandela e Bobben Island It was a place of darkness, but not for black men. Because now we are going to host the biggest event in the world. We thank you Irvin Khoza, Jomo Sono, Kaizer Motaung and tata the father of the nation, Nelson Mandela Ngibonge abadlali ababamba iqhaza elikhulu ebholeni lase ningizimu Afrika kanye nezinkakha ze afrika yonkana. Ngingabala kushone ilanga, ngibala o Ace Ntsolengoe, Patric Mbambo, Lucas Hadebe, Jay Jay Okocha, Teenage Dlala and Chippa Molatedi. We still love you guys And I want to wish Bafana Bafana good luck. I know you can make it. Feel it, it is here. (Unedited to preserve the Author's rights)

Book Review

RECOMENDS Title: Static Flight 29 Down Author: D.J. MacHale Number of pages: 224 BAM! A huge bolt of lightning shot through the sky, illuminating the massive black thunder heads all around the plane. He tapped the compass. Something about it didn't seem right. (exert)

Flight 29 has crash landed. Its seven remaining survivors have no idea where they are or even if they will be rescued. Will the pilot and his make shift search party ever return? They were on their way to a school- sponsored eco- trip when the plane's engine gave out and they're lucky to be alive. With food and water scarce they are going to have to learn to put their differences aside and work together if they want to survive. A simple, entertaining read based on a hit television show staring Corbin Bleu.


July 2010

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We know that friendship is really important to you, but have you ever thought-Really thought- about the kind of friend that you are?? We all have our strengths and things we need to work on. We hope the friendship quiz below can help you figure out your friendship style.

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ANSWERS For Question 1: If you selected a) You are a little mean and selfish. If you selected b) You are a Loyal Friend If you selected c) You are Sincere and have a Caring Heart. For Question 2: If you selected a) You are a hasty decision maker. That's not good. If you selected b) You have a kind and trusting Heart. If you selected c) You are distrusting, and suspicious. For Question 3: If you selected a) You are very open hearted. You Trust easily. If you selected b) You are mean, yet friendly, and open-minded. If you selected c) You are bad at making decisions or taking risks. If you selected d) You lack the power of taking initiatives.

For Question 4: If you selected a) You are quick to take initiative, but among friends it sounds a little selfish. If you selected b) You are good listener, which makes you a great friend. If you selected c) You are quick to think of rights and wrongs. You are a cautious person. If you selected d) You are so selfish. For Question 5: If you selected a) You are a carefree person. But you should not be like this all the time. Not in this case! If you selected b) You are a patient and practical person. If you selected c) You are a True Friend. If you selected d) You are a cautious thinker. You don't trust your own suggestions.


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PROUDLY Waziwa umhlaba wonke: Inkosi uShaka, was born around 1785 to Senzangakhona a chief of a small Zulu tribe. He worked his way up in this tribe fghting in every battle. He eventually became the leader because of his courageous and brilliant battle strategies. Kwathi uma inkosi uSenzangakhona ikhothama, King Shaka became the new chief of the Zulu tribe. Shaka became one of the most feared leaders in Africa at the time. He made his warriors listen to every command and made them perfect for battle. In short time of Shaka’s rule the Zulu tribe had become number one in Africa, as the strongest tribe. Shaka’s battle techniques included total annihilation of the fghting tribe. On September 22nd, Inkosi uShaka yakhothama ezandleni zabafowabo ababili. One of these brothers (Dingaan) took over as king even though he had killed Shaka. Inkosi uShaka uyohlale eyiqhawe ezweni nasemhlabeni wonke.

CELEBRITIES FROM Real Name: Mike Mvelase aka Khaphela in Generations. Originally from KwaZulu Natal, Mike trained at the Studio Theatre Acting conservatory in Washington DC. Mike’s television credits include Hearts and Minds, Africa Skies, Ifa Lakwa Mthethwa, Sgud’ isnayisi, Going Up, Dick Sithole and Isidingo.


The province of KwaZulu Natal is known for being rich in culture and the most beautiful province in South Africa. Blessed with both land and sea, Kwa-Zulu Natal is beautifully decorated with a range of landscapes from the heights of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg mountains through the grasslands and mist belt forests of the Natal midlands. As if that is not enough, Kzn supplies all the country’s sugar needs...sweet! We have the endless golden beaches that stretch from Umtamvuna in the south to Kosi Bay in the north and on the subtropical thorn savannahs of Zululand and Maputuland where the wild animals of African legend roam free in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park.

The second most famous man in South Africa: Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma was born on the 12th of April 1942 in Nkandla . He is the President of South Africa and was the Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005. President Zuma currently has 4 wives Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo, Nompumelelo Ntuli, and Thobeka Mabhija. The President is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.


Real Name: Linda Sokhulu .Best known for her role as Cleo Khuzwayo in Generations, Linda Sokhulu is one of the country’s top TV actresses. Linda was born in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Growing up in Umlazi after matriculating from Cambridge Collage in Durban Linda went to Natal Technkon to study fashion de sign for two years but did not complete her studies because she realized her dreams for acting. Linda joined the Natal Playhouse where she participated in a few plays and was fortunate to work with Tina Johnson. After she secured a 10-month contract in an educational plays she knew acting was defnately her calling.

Real Name: Bawinile Ntshaba. Best known for her role as Khethiwe Buthelezi in Generations. Winnie obtained her BA Drama Honours degree at the University of Natal (Durban) in 1997. She moved to Johannesburg in 2000 and participated in educational and industrial theatre shows for AREPP Shoestring Productions. In 2004 she was featured in the local television drama Jozi Streets, later Generations. The rest as they say “is history” . Penelope Jane Dunlop also known as PJ Powers or Thandeka was born in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. PJ Powers has enjoyed a high successful musical career in South Africa spanning more than 15 years. Thandeka has recorded 15 albums and is well known for her UK chart hit World in Union, which she collaborated with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1995. 1988 saw PJ being banned from radio and TV for a year by the apartheid government for her performance at a charity concert for war orphans in Zimbabwe, together with Miriam Makeba and Harry Balafonte.


The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban was built for the 2010 FIFA world cup. The stadium is named after a former General Secretary Moses Mabhida a South African Communist Party. The stadium is intended to be a world-class multi-use stadium. It is planned to sit 70, 000 people during the world cup and 54, 000 afterwards. - The Moses Mabhida is the only stadium that has a cable car in its arch; it offers visitors a spectacular view of the East Coast.

Mgabadeli- Owagabadela izinkundla zwakwaBulawayo, Gadlela, Dwala, Mhlophe,Vezindlela,, Mhlophe, Nyazitha, Magalela Goqe njengesongololo.

Hlophe! Hlophe! Samela Thumbeza kamyeni zenda ngoyezi zingenda ngomnyama ziyabuya emendweni


July 2010

CIVIL Engineering Technician from Imbali, Pietermaritzburg. Thuli Zungu is a 25 year old ambitious lady with a lifelong passion for Design, Maths and Science. Life at home Life at home

Career Highlight

Thuli: I come from a very big family at Snathing area in Edendale, PMB. I finished my matric at Sukuma Comprehensive School where I did very well at the end of the year. Life at tertiary T: I started studying at Durban University of Technology in 2002.I enrolled for Civil Engineering It was difficult for my father to pay or my studies and my 3 sister's university fees too. Because I knew what I wanted, I was able to get NFSAS loan which was later changed to a bursary because of my good results in my first year. The important thing that made my life easier was that I have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. Life at Work T: I started working in 2006, working for Consulting Engineers in Durban. There I did designs and drawings. In May 2007 I started working for the Department of Transport in Greytown. The department keeps teaching me so much in the engineering field.

I'll like to thank Kumoja crew for its work. This newspaper is wonderful for pupils and I wish them all the best. Miss Thuli Zungu

Young in Business

Life as a Civil Engineering Technician T: It's empowering to be in the engineering sector as a young black woman. It essentially means that you are in a position to change other people's lives through infrastructure. My job description includes control of technical implementation and project management for numerous contracts including gravel surfaced roads, structures, major & minor drainage structures, storm water drainage, and maintenance of contracts. Site supervision and Quality control for various construction contracts in the region, this includes monitoring of construction standards during construction phases of the projects and ensure adherence to specifications and working drawings, and provide technical support to emerging contractors. 3. How was your High school experience/subjects related with the work you do now? By far the best days of my teenage hood: High school. I learnt a lot during my high school years and especially about the field I'm in. I got a chance to learn how to use one of the softwares that are used by professionals, AUTOCAD. This was a great advantage for me especially when I got to Tertiary level. In school I loved passionately Geography & Technical drawing and these two subjects with maths helped me a lot also in Tertiary and my daily operation in the field. 4. What are the necessary character traits and attitudes to make it as a business person?

Xolani Mavundla Age: 22 years from Port Shepstone Occupation: Interior Architect 1. What is your definition of an entrepreneur? An Entrepreneur is an individual who is motivated & goal driven. This is someone who can identify opportunities where most cannot. It is a person whom, after falling, is able to pick themselves up and carry on till the point of their success. This definition goes for both males and females. 2. Why did you decide to open your own business? I've always wanted to be BOSS, have staff that does the work I ask them to do. I did work for companies before I opened my own business, YES & it was whilst working that I was pushed to a point where I had to leave and stand on my own feet. I have a passion for going out there and finding my own clients (hustling), this passion is due to the knowledge and belief that has been instilled in me by my parents that I MUST WORK FOR WHATEVER I WANT. THE LIFE I LIVE- ONLY I CAN MAKE IT THE BEST.

To be in business calls for an individual who has a strong character and strong business ethics. The ability to separate business from pleasure or personal life is very important because it is this that can make or break your business. 5. What is the day to day process of your business? Clients are the key stones in my business. Without clients there is no business, no business means no money. So my day to day process involves getting more and more people to understand the services rendered by my business. Clients only do business where they are happy, so keeping them satisfied and happy is my second duty on a daily basis. Keeping them happy means me spending time doing sketches, designs & presentations. Making sure that my team produces top quality service; all paper work is up to date. Research is also vital. My team & I need to know the new trends, technology & systems. 6. What has been the highlight of your entrepreneurial career? A compliment & payment from a client leads a smile on my face, but it is a referral from that very client that is even a greater smile. This really just shows that the previous client was pleased and has trust in me enough to refer his/her friend to me. This shows growth for the business and this growth is my HIGHLIGHT.

Life as a Civil Engineering Technician T: My job description as a Control Civil Engineering is to manage all the contracts in the Region, to provide structural design services and to render pavement design services in the whole region. I have extensive experience in project management of rural infrastructure development projects.

K: What are the skills and personality traits required to become a good Engineering technician? T: Very strong communication, interpersonal, liaison, and presentation skills. Technical knowledge is important too.

K: What do you enjoy the most about your work? T: The facts that you are doing something for other people. When I see kids and even older people rejoicing because of the new bridge constructed, which will make their life easier- that's when I know when my work is done well.

K: What subjects did you excel in at school? T: Mathematics and Physical Science K: What advice would you give KUMOJA readers who are still deciding on choosing their careers? T: Education is very important and makes life better. I'll say choosing the career is very important and you must ensure that you choose what you love. I'll encourage Kumoja readers to choose Maths and Science because there are many opportunities and careers in this field. K: What's next for Thuli? T: This year I graduated for my Btech Degree majoring in Urban Design.I'm enrolling for MBA (Masters in Business Management) next year. I see myself having my own company.

7. What have you found most challenging about being a young business person? TRUST is a key factor in business. Gaining someone's trust can be a huge challenge when you're a youngster in business, but don't let this de-motivate you. It takes time to gain people's trust because everyone is very careful with their money. 8. What are the 3 important things to consider when opening a business of this nature? -Have a passion for the design industry -When it comes to results/profits: be patient -Constantly acquire knowledge about the industry and field you in. 9.

What are your future plans (personally & career)?

I aim at having my own furniture range by the year end 2011 and have grown onto national scale.That's the biggest goal I am working on currently. 10. What advice would you give KUMOJA readers who have interest in Interior Architecture? Only go into Interior Architecture if you have a passion for it, don't go for it hoping to make quick, easy money because it isn't easy! You honestly must have a passion for it. Do thorough research on the practice and study requiments. Also speak to Architects, Interior Designers & Interior Architects.


July 2010


TALKING BUSINESS WITH MUNYA DUVERA What is business? How do you start your own business? What is an entrepreneur? These are some of the questions I am going to be answering in The Entrepreneur Column. I am here to guide you, advise & give you every bit of information you will ever need to start your own business. My name is Munya Duvera. I started my company when I was 19, I am 24 years old now and my company, elGroup, has done extremely well. With the knowledge that I have gathered in the past five years, I intend to pass this information down to you and I trust GOD that it will help you achieve, reach your goals and fulfill your dreams. Speaking of dreams, is dreaming good? A lot of people will discourage you and tell you to stop dreaming, they will say:“you will never do it”, especially when you are young. I decided a long time ago not to listen to those negative people. Such people have nothing good to say about your big dream. Often the reason why they say all those negative things is because they are scared of what you can become, they are scared you will leave them behind whilst you do something with your life. Don't you dare let them discouraging you. Please young adults, dream big, dream bigger, dream of becoming the most successful person in your field. Dreaming is very important because as

you dream, your brain physically grows to make your dreams real. The more you dream about it, the more your brain adjusts itself and starts preparing and changing itself to what you want to become. You have to see it first before you can do it. Good readers, you choose what you become or what you want to achieve and your brain shapes itself specifically to allow you to accomplish it. The bigger your dream, the bigger the rewards, inversely the smaller you dream, the smaller your reward. I encourage you to dream big, aim high and start now, do not wait until you are 40 or 50 like what our parents did. I am talking about starting the planning now. If you want to one day have your own business empire: do your research, what is required of you, what do you need to study, how much capital will you need to start etc. PLAN, PLAN & PLAN again. Planning is like a road map towards your destination. Why would you just get on the road if you don't even know where you are going? I always tell my clients, 'IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL'. I have a formula that will help you reach your goals, a formula that helped me. I call it the 4 D's to success: DESIRE, DETERMINATION, DEDICATION and DESCIPLINE DESIRE: to want, to feel for something in such a strong way that you want it whole

heartedly, this speaks of passion as well. DEDICATION: to be devoted to something, to dedicate yourself to achieving whatever it is that you want to achieve. DETERMINATION : “I will not give up until I succeed”. Determined to finish what you have started, to reach your set goals. No matter what comes your way, be willing to push until victory is yours. DISCIPLINE: Last but not least, discipline- strength of mind that produces self-control. Many people do not have discipline and wonder why they fail in business or in their lives generally. On our next issue, we will discuss on how to register a business, what type of businesses can you register and where. If you would like any advice or encouragement on business or on career,

choosing the right career, where to study and so forth, please feel free to email me on the email addresses below or send a letter to P.O Box 5765 Durban 4000. Till next time, take care and don't stop DREAMING! Email:

Tertiary Life Tertiary Life Thuli Maphanga( 21) a 2


year journalism student at the Durban University of Technology, says she loves what she does which is why she doesn't mind working till late. “Being a student is a very hard thing which many people do not understand, they simple think we have fun and do not think about other things” said Maphanga. The 21 year old said she wakes up at 5am to prepare for her day which drags on and ends at 18:00 pm “That's when I leave campus and catch a taxi, but when I get home I still have work to do.” Thuli's diary is always full that she now does not have time to visit her friends and do other things she was able to do when she was a high school learner. “I like to manage my time so I don't fall behind with my studies, because my studies are based on practicals and assignments. Time management is very important. “My pass mark is determined by assignment, so it's very important that I submit and pass them all.” When Kumoja spent three days with Thuli shadowing her, we found out that she has about 4 to 6 lectures per day, each one lasting an hour or two. After leaving class she sometimes has to go to the computer lab or library to do research for her assignments. Maphanga says “it's very important to choose a course that's close to your heart so that when the going gets tough you know you chose it and nobody forced you into doing it. Most people usually chose programmers because their friends are doing them and maybe they're forced by family members into doing them. “One thing that inspires me and keeps me going with journalism is thatbecause I chose it and I love it, I vision myself as a journalist one day”. “If you want to be successful you have to vision yourself as the person you want to be in life.”

July 2010


To:Big Sister

To: Ask Big Brother

TELL HIM TO GO AWAY, PLEASE! Big Sista please help! I have a problem most girls don't have - I want a guy to go away. I don't like him at all. He is noticing me and I want to tell him to back off. How do I do it? N. Zondi (15yrs). Pmb Big Sister: The first thing that is important is to tell the truth. Don't wait until he asks you out, and then make up a silly excuse for not going. If you don’t like him, tell him that. If you can't do it in person, then write him a letter.nBut beware; you can't avoid him forever. When you do tell him, write to him or call him. Make sure you give reasons why you don't like him or feel the same way. If you don't want to be involved in a relationship, then tell him! Maybe say something like: "I am really sorry... but I can't go out with you and I would like it if we could be friends and if you could stop hanging around me all the time. The most important thing to remember is to ALWAYS tell the truth.

UYANGITHANDA NGEMPELA NA? Ngingumfana oneminyaka engu 16, ngifunda u Grade 11. Kunentombazane engifunda nayo esikoleni. Iyaziwa futhi idumikle isikole sonke ukuthi iyona evalile ngobuhle. Inabangani abaningi abahluke kakhuli kunabami. Inkinga yami ukuthi: ngiyayithanda kakhulu, futhi ngizwe nomngani wayo ethi yathi nayo iyangithanda. Manje ngiyesaba ukukhuluma nayo, ngizothini uma esengiphoxa? Ngisize, ngenzenjani? Big Brother: Nsizwa, kuzomele ukhokhe umoya, ube nesibindi uyibuze lentombazane ukuthi ubeqinisile yini umngane wakhe. Itshele ngokuyithanda kwakho, uthembe nokuthi nayo iyakuthanda. Uma ingakuthandi, ungapheli amandla, kuyobe kuchaza ukuthi useza umaqondana wakho. Ilula nje lento. Iba nesibindi!

Write to Big Sister/Brother about anything, we will get experts to answer you. to: P.O.Box 5765 Durban,4000

A FEW DEFINITIONS: HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus that infects cells of the human immune system, and destroys or impairs their function. Infection with this virus occurs as a result of the progressive deterioration of the immune system, leading to “immune deficiency”. AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a medical condition. A person is diagnosed with AIDS when their immune system is too weak to fight off infections. AIDS is caused by HIV.

BUPHI UBUMNANDI? Big Brother Ngicela usizo. Ngixakekile ngokuphuzwa kotshwala. Ngineminyaka engu 17, bonke abangani bami bayaphuza utshwala ngaphandle kwami. Ngiyaye ngibone sengathi bona babuzwa kakhulu ubumnandi uma sisema phathini nasemajoyintini. Ngixakwa ukuthi ngiyaye ngizwe kuthiwa utshwala abubuhle emzimbeni futhi nomthetho awubavumeli abangangami ukuba baphuze. Ngiphatheka kabi ngoba sengathi ngiyaphuthelwa ubumnandi ngokungaphuzi. Ngifisa ukuthatha isinqumo esizongijabulisa name. Ngiphuze noma ngingaphuzi? Big Brother: Ngiyayizwa inkinga yakho mayelana nokuphuzwa kotshwala. Umthetho uthi utshwala abuvumelekile ukuphuzwa ngabantu abangaphansi kuka 18years. Ngiyakuzwa futhi ngiyakuzwela ngokuzizwa uphuthelwa ubumnandi ngoba nakhu wena ungaphuzi. Kodwa, ngikubona uhlakaniphile ngoba ingqondo yakho iyakubonisa ubungozi ngotshwala, kanti unjalo nje noma uphila nezimpuzi, wena awuphuzi. Ukube awuhlakaniphanga ngabe nawe usuyaphuza njengabo. Iqiniso, buningi ububi nobungozi ngotshwala kunokuhle. Ungaphambanisi ubumnandi notshwala. Utshwala bukhubaza imizwa nomqondo, akubona ubumnandi lobo. Qhubeka nokuhlakanipha.



In Africa, more than 40 Million children have been orphaned due to HIV. · India is the world's highest HIV/Aids case holder with 5.7 Million infected people. · Women represent half of all the people living with Aids. · Since the mid 80's, the number of Aids cases among women has more than tripled. ·


· Since 1981, more than 25 Million people have died globally due to AIDS & AIDS related illnesses.

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just been diagnosed, am I going to die? NO. This is the biggest myth of all. People are living with HIV longer today than ever before. Treatment programs and a better understanding of HIV allows those infected to live normal, healthy and productive lives.


July 2010

about Hot Fashion RIHANNA Gossip.... Singer, Actress Rihanna is launching her fashion range soon. She is to design a series of unique “typical Rihanna”outfts. She has already splashed in fashion earlier this year when she created a design for charity.

Look Good and Warm Warm this this winter winter Noticed the Fashion police snooping around lately? Let's help you make sure they don't come knocking at your wardrobe. Gentlemen, winter is here get ready for some ice age weather! Global warming is not really helping, the ice is melting and the weather is very unpredictable. The question is what should be in your wardrobe? That is easy to answer, gone are the days where trench coats were strictly business style, it's a pleasure to announce that we can all own one now.

You have to make sure you get this style right. You cant really go metrosexual for this style: imagine a purple trench coat on a guy- not ayoba! Make sure you wear it with a shirt and a pair of jeans ,get your size we don't want you to look like a character from the matrix. The aim is to look good and warm fo winter. You can buy one from any Markhams, Truworths or Woolworths store near you.

Hey ladies it seems like everyone is going the woolly-woolly! Even boots have the extreme wool fabric. They are the best investment you will ever make for winter, they are comfortable easy to wear and look fabulous when worn with the right clothes. These boots could go well with a matching scarf, but please I repeat do not buy a pink or Dark brown scarf. Maybe for your grandmother. Not for a teen. Gloves should follow the colour co-ordination you create for yourself and with a pair of Gloves you are guaranteed a warm winter.

This is more like it! These boots are what we'd call “trendsetter”. Stylish, comfortable and easy to walk on while wearing them all day long. Unlike very high heels (that a selective few can actually use), don't get it twisted though high heels are still fabulous, just not for everyone. You know who we are talking about Boot trends are evolving with time. Some boots are just not regarded as cool (think flat, suede boots) the trends will never stay the same. Lets keep out toes up to date.

Sneaking About... When it comes to sneakers (amateki), its different tastes for different people. Sneakers express the kind of fashion identity that you have created for yourself. Here are a few fashion identities that you would see on the street.

The American look...

These people are always seen wearing baggy pants and a pair of either Nike Air force , k Swiss , Adidas etc Rapper, T.I has that kind of American infu ence. The Rock star look regarded as a white trend but with the change of trends it has become a multicultural trend that is suitable for anyone who is willing to try it. All star sneakers are a part of this trend and let’s be honest all stars will never go out of style! They are affordable and they look good on everyone.

This can work well with any kind of sneakers but preferably Dikkies or Chuck Taylor .It varies for different ethnical groups in South Africa but it works for everyone in their own unique way. Trompies old school kwaito group are a perfect example of the kasi look. Sneakers like Nike Air force and Adidas are found at Edgar’s, Sport scene etc All Stars are found at several stores like Edgar’s, California etc and are very affordable. Carry on representing your Kasi guys and Rock On!

The Kasi look look......


July 2010

izinkanyezi CANCER: 22Jun -22Jul

CAPRICORN: 22Dec - 20Jan

You should be having things easier and can make some clever moves. Things work out in your favour if you go all out to realise your wishes.

Hold on to your hopes, for you will get the help and advice you require. Your relationship thrives again. You get a lot of loving attention. NICHOLAS CAGE

LEO: 23Jul-23 Aug

AQUARIUS: 21Jan-19 Feb


You can plan and act confidently. Everything new should go well for you. Super opportunities are coming your way, so be prepared for quick action. HALLE BERRY



Examine personal habits as you can do a lot to improve your appearance. Romance is highlighted. You may attract a new admirer if you are single. JUSTIN TEMBERLAKE 31 JANUARY

VIRGO: 24 Aug -22Sep

PISCES: 20Feb-20Mar

Your judgement is very sound so your circumstances will quickly improve. Your imagination is working well so you are able to keep your sweetheart happy.

Things are now more to your taste. You can get your way in most cases. You may succeed if you concentrate on improving your love life.



26 FEBRUARY 1988

LIBRA: 23Sep-22Oct

ARIES: 21 Mar-20 Apr

Push ahead with personal interest. You can now obtain splendid results. Make fresh plans while you and your partner are on the same wavelength.

Forget about the past. It is time to make personal plans for the future. Gain the love of the one you adore by weighing in with a





SCORPIO: 23Oct- 22Nov

TAURUS: 21 Apr -20 May

You gain inner peace through prayer and find solutions to problems. Romance is alive again. If eligible you could form a new relationship.

Everything you attempt should go better if you exercise selfdiscipline. This could be the perfect time for romance.







GEMINI: 21 May-21Jun

An adventurous attitude pays off. It will make your life more interesting. You flourish romantically and socially so make time for having fun.

Now is a good time for tuning voN22 out new ideas and planning - Your desires have your future. intensified but you must maintain self- control.

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July 2010

Song Lyrics: It Kills Me by Melanie Fiona

Author: JAbulAni MkhizeQhilikA high School title: Feel it, it iS here

Oh yeah, I’ve got trouble with my friends Trouble in my life Problems when you don’t come home at night But when you do, you always start a fght But I can’t be alone I need you to come on home I know you’re messing around But who the hell else is, is gonna hold me down? Bridge: I gotta be out my mind To think it’s gonna work this time A part of me wants to leave But the other side still believes Chorus: And it kills me to know How much I really love you So much I wanna ooh, ooh, ooh To you, ooh, ooh


WHAT'S CURRENTLY PLAYING AT THE KUMOJA OFFICE? § IT KILLS ME by Melanie Fiona § ANGELS CRY by Neo Feat Miriah Carey § HAMBA by Lira § OMG by Usher feat. § TELEPHONE by Lady Gaga feat Beyonce

Should I grab his cell, call this chick up Start some shh, then hang up? Or I should I be a lady? Ooh, maybe ‘cause I wanna have his babies? Oh yeah, yeah ‘Cause I don’t wanna be alone I don’t need to be on my own But I love this man But some things I just can’t stand Bridge...Chorus: And it kills me to know How much I really love you So much I wanna ooh, ooh, ooh To you, ooh, ooh Should I pay you back To see how you react? To see if you react to my love, my love Brigde: I gotta be out my mind To think it’s gonna work this time A part of me wants to leave But the other side still believes Chorus: And it kills me to know How much I really love you So much I wanna ooh, ooh, ooh To you, ooh, ooh Chorus x2

BIRTH NAME: Melanie Fiona Hallim DATE OF BIRTH: July 4, 1983. Toronto, Canada BEGAN SONG WRITING AT: Age 16 LATEST ALBUM TITLE: The Bridge CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS: Won best Album 2010 (ESKA Music Awards). Nominated as Best New Artist 2010 (BET Awards) MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige, Kanye West


Veteran actor Will Smith has been teaching son Jaden the ropes of the movie industry. One aspect that Will is an old pro at is kissing scences, and he has shared some of his wisdom with his son. Of his dads tips, 11-yearold Jaden, who is currently starring in The Karate Kid, told the Daily Record. “My dad said, 'Don't kiss with your mouth open, you're definitely too young for that!' I'm good at kissing, so it wasn't as challenging as it could've been had I not had previous experience.” The younger Smith then called the experience of kissing for a scene, one of the"most awkward things I've ever done in my 11 years of being on this planet." Actress mom Jada Pinkett-Smith was banned from the set, Jaden reported, saying that she knew she would be better off in her trailer. "She agreed to stay in the tent, because she knew that she would come out like, 'Jaden, what are you doing, boy?'" Along with newly release film, The Karate Kid, Jaden has two other movies lined up. SOURCE:



July 2010




Chemistry is an amazing subject which combines a number of sciences, attempting to make sense of the complicated world we live in. Try our fun chemistry quiz and see what you really know about topics such as organic chemistry, atoms, reactions, acids and bases. It’s a good practice for an upcoming exam and even if you think you're already an expert you can certainly learn a thing or two, increasing your knowledge of both chemistry and general trivia at the same time.

Match the correct question with the right answer


1. What is the first element on the periodic table? 2. What is the centre of an atom called? 3. True or false? Acids have a pH level below 7. 4. What is the main gas found in the air we breathe? 5. True or false? An electron carries a positive charge. 6. Famous New Zealand scientist Ernest Rutherford was awarded a Nobel Prize in which field? 7. What is the chemical symbol for gold? 8. K is the chemical symbol for which element? 9. What orbits the nucleus of an atom? 10. At room temperature, what is the only metal that is in liquid form?




Chemistry Quiz Answers Electrons Hydrogen Nitrogen (around 78%) True Mercury Chemistry Au A nucleus Potassium False


Proverb noun a short well-known saying that states a truth, eg 'Many hands make light work'. Zulu : Izaga These proverbs should be familiar to you, so let's see how quickly your brain can put them into proper sentences.

Time yourself... Go! 1







July 2010


There is a pattern below: A EF HI KLMN -----------------BCD G J OP

Missing vowels & Letters RULES: Fill in the Puzzle grid with the missing letters and vowels so that each column (top to bottom) and each row (left to right) contains a real word.









There is a reason why some letters are above the line and some are below the line. Figure out the pattern and complete the alphabet. Don't peek at the solution until you've thought good and hard!

Solution The letters above the line are composed exclusively of straight lines. The letters below have curves in them:

A EF HI KLMN -----------------BCD G J OP


Thank you for helping our dear friend Jabu unscramble his emotions scrample last month. You are such a great friend! Can you help him now sort out his school! vocabulary! Tip: You must only think of school stuff, nothing else! * means Double points for getting it right!










S________Y WR_____ __A_H__S








What is the difference between HERE and THERE? Answer: the letter “T”.

What goes up, but never comes down? Answer: Your age!

Thola amagama esiZulu angu-20, afihliwe lapha. Amagama ungawathola ebhalwe okusuka esandleni sesinxele eya kwesokudla, noma esuka phezulu kuya phansi , naphansi kuya phezulu njalonjalo!








keep your brain young and active. Think about it, even though the brain comprises only about 2% of total body weight, it receives about 15-20% of the body's blood and Oxygen supply. That means 'a lot'!


How do you make seven even? Answer: Take away the “s”.

What month has 28 days? Answer: All of them have 28 days!

There were 2 ducks in front of a duck and 2 ducks behind a duck, and 1 duck in the

What vehicle is spelled the same backwards and forwards? Answer: A race car... go on read it!





















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2010 WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA update Call it: An unpredictable yet exciting success.


he 2010 World Cup proved to be exciting and unpredictable, seeing all the cup firm favourites getting knocked out before the final. The 2006 finalists exited early in the group stages with both teams outnumbered in their respected groups. On June 11 2010 the country came to a standstill as millions of South Africans were glued to soccer city. Our national team was up against Mexico in the world cup opening. Unity was restored as all South Africans were singing one tune and all the countries that had doubts in South Africa hosting one of the biggest spectacle in the world were silenced. The boys of the green and gold did not disappoint. They put aside the entire negative criticism they received for excluding the likes of once lethal Benni McCarthy, Bryce moon, Nasif Morris and bad boy Mbulelo OJ Mabizela. Bafana Bafana showed determination as they played positive football in the opening match. Simphiwe Tshabalala who was playing his 50th cap in national colours, stood up so he could be counted with an opening cracker which will be forever remembered when ever one mentions the world cup in Africa. Our dream was short lived on the second game when Uruguay dismantled Bafana Bafana with a 3-0 shocker. To add salt to the wound, fan favourite, shot stopper

Itumeleng Khune received a booking off which after many television reviews showed that the Uruguayan player was off-side and when Khune came out to get the ball he dived. Still, the referee remains correct in his judgement. On the other side, France was facing internal problems which saw Chelsea striker Nikolas Anelka sent home for misconduct .The whole team then ended up fighting against the coach on match day. Bafana Bafana fell short on qualifying for the next round by 1 goal. Although they wore their hearts on their sleeves and showed a lot of passion, it was not enough to advance to the last 16. Africa had six qualifying teams playing on home soil, they all but failed to make it to the quarter finals. Ghana certainly lived up to their nickname “the Black stars”. The stars shone bright in African soil until the dying minutes of the game when Luis “Hand of the devil” Suárez used his hands to prevent a goal which would have sent the mighty Africans to the semi-final. The match was decided on penalties and sadly it was not meant to be for Africa. Group E included Netherlands, who were in great form in the qualifiers and won all their eight matches before and during the world cup. Bert van Marwijk's side had exceptional attacking players such as Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben. Although they are vulnerable at the

back, veteran captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst did a good job keeping the defence solid. Group H included Spain, who was certainly easy to predict as the European champions. Switzerland gave them a good beating which was a shocker and their only stumbling block, however Fernando Torres who had just returned from injury failed to live up to his reputation as he did not score a single goal during the tournament. Now this was a world cup of firsts, first time a host nation was knocked out of the group stages, first time a European team won a world cup outside Europe; first time Spain played in a final and won it; first for a team to win world cup after losing opening match. Group G was dubbed the group of death and it was to be true because none of the teams survived to actually play in the finals. It must be true that the magic number 10 jersey has lost its power. Jersey number 10 previously made famous by Pele later followed by Maradonna. Since when have you seen a player wearing number 10 sit on the bench and not start a match? Even the number 10's who featured on the showpiece didn't do any justice to the number; it was only Wesley Sneidjer and Kaka who lived to some expectations. Now as for Rooney, Nakamur and Pienaar, seems they were just on vacation at this World

Cup. ZAKUMI the mascot probably decided to go on a strike of his own considering he was not given attention - or maybe he decided to retire when Bafana Bafana were knocked out in the first round. The French fought among themselves, the English and their WAGS went home early with some players fighting for the captaincy. Ghana were Africa's last hope with the youngest team in the world cup, maybe African teams will learn to play youngsters in their national teams and not fire coaches 4 months before big tournaments. Good luck to Nigeria as the Government wanted to ban them from international football by their president, luckily for them FIFA came to their rescue

T0p 11 Best and Worst Players of the 2010 World Cup tournament! Best 11 Players

Worst 11 Players

Kingston-Ghana (GK) (saved Ghana in more than five occasions) Maicon/Ramos- Brazil/Spain (LB) ( both did the same but Maicon scored a contender for goal of the tournament 3. Capdavilla- Spain(RB) (simply the best going forward and coming back to defend) 4. Lucio- Brazil (CB) ( brazil's brick wall and one of the best captains in the tournament) 5. Puyol- Spain (CB) (veteran who made 23 year olds look 40 with zonal defending) 6. Ineasta- Spain (MF) ( the pick pocketer who stole the ball from opponents and scored the winning goal) 7. Xabi- Spain (MF) (accurate passing and playmaker) 8. Sneijder- Netherlands(MF) (playmaker with a passion and flair) 9. Özil -Germany (MF) (at age 21 he has shown potential in the middle of the park with quick counters) 10. Villa/Forlan- Spain/Uruguay (FW) (villa-scoring machine at all awkward angles/ Forlan super unexpected goals) 11. Tshabalala- South Africa (MF) (took ownership of Bafana and made it his as he was playing everywhere passionately). 1. 2.

R. Green- England (fumbled the ball) G. Zambrotta- Italy (to old) L. Thwala- South Africa (got taken off first game as dos Santos made him look like an amateur) 4. J. Terry- England (he was chasing shadows) 5. A. Mokoena (C) - South Africa (conceded free kicks in dangerous places & deflected Diago forlan's goal into our net) 6. A. Demaria- Argentina (did not live up to his 50 million signing fee) 7. T. Modise - South Africa (got big headed and missed two clear chances against Mexico) 8. Yakubu- Nigeria (the biggest miss of the tournament) 9. N. Anelka- France (Arrogant and thinking he was better than the whole team) 10. F. Torres –Spain (injury did not do him justice-he was not on form) 11. Y. Gourcuff- France (was just playing rough). 1. 2. 3.

BEAUTIES AND BEASTS of the tournament! Most beautiful and ugliest players of the 2010 World Cup as voted for by the ladies


Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)


Giovanni Dos Santos

Wayne Rooney (England)

Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)

Franck Ribery (France)

Rafik Saifi (Algeria) Carlos Tevez (Argentina) Kaka (Brazil) David James (England)

Zdenko Strba (Slovakia)

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